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… as he officially launches Good Deeds Day Foundation

Joseph Makombe

Tinaani Nyabereka

City of Gweru mayor, Josiah Makombe has called upon people to be more compassionate towards orphans and other disadvantaged people, saying everyone had a responsibility to contribute towards the welfare of society.
Speaking during the launch of the Good Deeds Day Foundation recently, Makombe said the programme was a challenge to all citizens to be good.
"Let us be on top when it comes to doing good. We must help the disadvantaged, the crippled, the aged and orphans in our communities because these people are in need of our assistance.
"The world always has people in need of any kind of help and by virtue of our existence as rational beings, we have both the opportunity and responsibility to participate," said Makombe.
He said it was remarkable when people gathered to share a common vision and notion of doing good starting from home.
"I believe if people think good, speak good and do good, the circles of goodness will grow in the world as this day has become the leading day when people gather to share a common vision," said Makombe.
Good Deeds Day was first celebrated in Israel in 2007, and is now celebrated in much of the world, with its mission being to encourage volunteerism.
Good Deeds Day Foundation Zimbabwe country director, Oswald Chishanga urged people to show magnanimity, saying everybody had a task of making a difference in someone's life.
"Everyone be it government, the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), companies, individuals or churches is called upon to take part in the Good Deeds Day activities as we all have a task to make a difference in someone's life.
"So far, 100 countries have participated in Good Deeds Day, 19 of them being in Africa. Five other countries on the continent have joined and we are one of them, with the others being such countries as Sierra Leone, Zambia and Uganda," said Chishanga.   
The 2018 Good Deeds Day was celebrated on Sunday, April 15.local

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